Safe and Secure Administration of Medication in Police Custody

· Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (FFLM)

These guidelines published by the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (FFLM) help clarify, roles, responsibilities and legalities in this area of practice.

The guidelines are provided for forensic physicians, custody nurses, custody paramedics, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of detainees in police custody; and will be a reference for police personnel and civilian staff. Not all content will be directly relevant to each audience category. Sections relating to prescribing are relevant to non-medical prescribers and forensic physicians.

It provides recommendations on safe and secure administration in the police custody environment and includes some references to the use of PGDs.